Starting with Sizewell C Britain needs at least five new very low carbon nuclear power stations if we are to meet our energy needs and reduce our dependency on foreign imports of power says GMB Union.
GMB, the energy union, has today urged the go ahead for the new Sizewell nuclear power station whilst hailing the ‘excellent’ progress on Hinkley Point C (HPC) – two years into the project’s completion.
Justin Bowden, GMB National Secretary for Energy, said:
“On the second anniversary of work beginning on HPC, GMB is calling for the go-ahead to be given for a new nuclear power station in Suffolk.
“Starting with Sizewell C (SZC), Britain still needs at least five new low carbon nuclear power stations if we are to meet our energy needs and reduce our dependency on foreign imports of power whilst ensuring we have the reliable electricity that comes from very low carbon nuclear, and lower carbon gas, to complement our renewable energy sources.
“Hinkley Point C will provide secure, very low carbon electricity for all the times in a year when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine.
“GMB is delighted with the excellent progress at HPC, we must now get on and get SZC built as we need the reliable power to keep the lights on and to drive our economy.”